2021 Paediatric Hospital Medical Officer

Job posted: 15/09/2021
Applications close: 30/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 42460

Reference: 42460

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

About the Role

The Women's and Children's Division at Sunshine Hospital has an opportunity for a full-time Paediatric HMO position (PGY2-4) for a 3 month contract commencing 1st November 2021.

Sunshine Hospital serves a large paediatric population. There is a 32 bed Children's Ward with a mixture of medical and surgical patients, admitting 5,000 children per year.  There are approximately 30,000 Paediatric Emergency presentations per year, and General Paediatrics works closely with the team in the Paediatric Emergency department.  There is a busy General Paediatric Outpatient unit, and HMO’s may attend consultant clinics in General and Subspecialty Paediatrics. This role is not accredited for RACP Basic Training in Paediatrics and Child Health.

Applicants must have full general registration with AHPRA and have a minimum of 6 months experience working as a doctor within the Australian health system. Applicants currently contracted to another health service should seek confirmation they could be released from this contract if successful, prior to submitting an application to Western Health.

A cover letter and CV should be uploaded to the Western Health e-recruit site https://westernhealth.mercury.com.au

Notable features of the department and position include:

  • Daily consultant ward rounds, and all HMO shifts are supported by on-site registrar cover.

  • Exposure to a wide range of inpatient and outpatient paediatric conditions and support to assess and manage children in the ED and ward.

  • At least 5 paediatric registrars are on-site 24/7 across the Children’s Ward, Paed ED, and NICU

  • Active teaching and research programs in place.  Paediatric simulation scenarios are regularly run on the ward and HMO’s are rostered to attend.  Participation in quarterly Regional paediatric education programs and full day group simulation programs is also available.  Opportunity to apply for leave to attend Paediatric Life Support courses which run regularly at Western Health.

The positions at Sunshine Hospital will suit junior medical staff wanting an opportunity to develop broad skills in general paediatrics.

Further rotations in 2022 in the Western Health General HMO Training Stream may also be available for interested applicants.

Contact Us:

Dr Alison Pearce

Head of Unit, Paediatrics

Phone: 03 9055 2400

Email: Alison.Pearce@wh.org.au

About Us

Our workforce of over 9,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

2021 Paediatric Hospital Medical Officer

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Zana Bogdanoska - 90552446
Alison Pearce - 90552400

2021 Paediatric Hospital Medical Officer